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AFFORDABLE EUROPE 11 Days

AFFORDABLE EUROPE 11 Days

General Information

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EUROPE

Europe is, by convention, one of the world’s seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term “continent” can incorporate cultural and political elements.

Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe’s approximately 50 states, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while the Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world’s population.

Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 15th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. In 1900, Europe’s share of the world’s population was 25%. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the revolutions of 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Climate

Biomes of Europe and surrounding regions:
     tundra      alpine tundra      taiga      montane forest
     temperate broadleaf forest      mediterranean forest      temperate steppe      dry steppe

Europe lies mainly in the temperate climate zones, being subjected to prevailing westerlies.

The climate is milder in comparison to other areas of the same latitude around the globe due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is nicknamed “Europe’s central heating”, because it makes Europe’s climate warmer and wetter than it would otherwise be. The Gulf Stream not only carries warm water to Europe’s coast but also warms up the prevailing westerly winds that blow across the continent from the Atlantic Ocean.

Therefore the average temperature throughout the year of Naples is 16 °C (60.8 °F), while it is only 12 °C (53.6 °F) in New York City which is almost on the same latitude. Berlin, Germany; Calgary, Canada; and Irkutsk, in the Asian part of Russia, lie on around the same latitude; January temperatures in Berlin average around 8 °C (15 °F) higher than those in Calgary, and they are almost 22 °C (40 °F) higher than average temperatures in Irkutsk.

 

Itinerary

2N Paris – 2N Zurich – 1N Frankfurt – 2N Amsterdam – 1N Brussels – 2N London

 

Day 01

ARRIVE PARIS
Meet and Greet upon arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. (Check in – l400hrs). Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02

PARIS
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue with your tour and make your own way to the starting point of the Paris at your leisure. Take the Open Top Bus Tour. Discover the main sites of Paris in an original and relaxed way. The round tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with frequent daily departures. You may break your tour at any of our nine stops and continue later. You can stop at these stops and also shop. A multi-lingual system is available on all buses allowing you to hear commentaries in one of the 8 languages. Your ticket will be valid for 2 consecutive days. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 03

PARIS – ZURICH
Transfer from hotel to train station for your TGV train to Zurich. (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Arrive in Zurich and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast

Day 04

ZURICH – MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE – ZURICH
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to the starting point of this tour at Zurich Bus Station. Full Day Tour of Mt Titlis and Lucerne. An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A pleasant ride with our deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the Aerial Cableway for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020 m/10000 ft which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. During the 2 hours stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto, experience the new ‘Ice Flyer’ – chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls and enjoy a snow slide on the ‘Fun lift’. (These activities are included in our tour). After the descent to Engelberg we board our coach for a drive to Lucerne, time at leisure (approx. 1 hour) for sightseeing and shopping before the coach takes you back to Zurich. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast

Day 05

ZURICH – FRANKFURT
Breakfast at Hotel, departure transfer to Zurich Train Station to connect to your train to Frankfurt.(Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet upon arrival in Frankfurt Train Station and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Rest of the afternoon free at leisure . Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 06

FRANKFURT – AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at Hotel, Make your own way to join your tour @ Frankfurt City Tour – (SIC Basis), Frankfurt Tourist Office, Hauptbahnhof(Main Train Station), Reception Hall, Frankfurt Am Main Enjoy scenic Frankfurt during our two-and-a-half hour motorised city tour. Become acquainted with the famous skyline, the banking district, the museum embankment, Old-Sachsenhausen, St. Paul’s Church and much much more. All tours include a walk across the historical Römerberg (Frankfurt beautiful old town centre). Later return to your hotel on your own. Departure transfer to Frankfurt Train Station to connect to your train to Amsterdam. (Standard Class Train Ticket Included).Departure Transfer to Frankfurt train station to connect your train to Amsterdam . Meet and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 07

AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed on your own to Gray Line Ticket Shop opposite the Central Station (Stationsplein 10, Amsterdam) for your PANORAMIC CIRCLE TOUR which highlights – Past and present, trade and leisure, religion and coffee shops, diamonds and beer, all flourish together in splendid Amsterdam! On this extensive bus excursion, we will show you the whole variety of impressions Amsterdam offers. From the monuments in the center you will be led to life in the latest quarters, designed for the future, with a blink to the past. A picture stop at a windmill and in the area of modern architecture is included. Also the diamond factory we will visit commemorates Amsterdam’s wealthy past. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy Amsterdam. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast

Day 08

AMSTERDAM – BRUSSELS
Breakfast at Hotel. Departure Transfer to the Amsterdam Train Station to connect to Brussels. (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Departure Transfer to Frankfurt train station to connect your train to Brussels. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast.

Day 09

BRUSSELS – LONDON
Breakfast at Hotel, This morning you will go on a Grand Tour of Brussels – (SIC Basis). You will be picked up from your hotel in Brussels around 0915hrs. We begin our visit with a short stroll in the old city centre. An experienced guide provides information about the world- famous Grand’ Place with its unique city hall and splendid guild houses. We continue our adventure trail through the capital by coach. We pass by the magnificent St. Michaels cathedral, the Congress Column, the Heizel district with the renowned Atomium, the remarkable Chinese pavilion and the Japanese tower. Via the Palace of Laken, we drive back to the centre and visit the Zavel district with its many antique stores. After the impressive Court of Justice and the elegant Louiza Square, we drive to the stately Place Royale, the Royal Palace and the old Palace of the Nations which is now the home of Parliament. Around the Jubelpark, with its grand triumphalarch and exceptional museums, we can see some excellent examples of Art Nouveau houses. Around the corner, the heart of Europe beats: the buildings of the Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament house the main institutions of the E.U.Tour will end around 1230hrs. Then return to your hotel and you will be transferred to the Brussels Train Station to connect to your Eurostar train to London. (Standard Class Train Ticket Included). Meet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast

Day 10

LONDON
Breakfast at Hotel, Sights and Sounds of London Tour – (SIC Basis). The day begins with a drive past many of London’s famous monuments – the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Downing Street,the official London residence of the British Prime Minister, Trafalgar Square with the statue of Lord Nelson, Pall Mall and much more. We will make a photo stop at this magnificent Gothic building that has been the site of every coronation since 1066 and is also the final resting place of many Kings and Queens of England, as well as famous people including Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Dickens and Sir Isaac Newton. We alight at Buckingham Palace, to witness the Queen’s Foot Guard in their red tunics and bearskins marching to the accompaniment of a military band – a colourful spectacle (Or we will visit Horseguards Parade when this ceremony not available). Tour ends at Buckingham Palace at approx 10.30am. Afternoon is free at leisure to shop in London. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast .

Day 11

LONDON – HOME TOWN
Breakfast at Hotel, Day free at leisure until departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Price / Inclusion

PRICE CHART

PRICE FROM EURO STANDARD EURO FIRST
Adult (Sharing 2) € 2400 € 3165
Child with Bed € 1800 € 2375
Infants 0-23 Months € 1080 € 1425
Single Traveler € 3125 € 4115

Hotel List

CITY NAME HOTEL NAME HOTEL NAME
Paris Hotel Brebant or similar Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel or similar
Zurich Hotel Bristol or similar Swiss Q Wellwnberg or similar
Frankfurt Quality Kaiserhof or similar Ramada Frankfurt City Centre or siimilar
Amsterdam Tulip Inn Amsterdam Art or similar NH Central Station or similar
Brussels Minotel Chambord Hotel or similar Thon Brussels Centre or similar
London Central Park Hotel or similar Holiday Inn Kensington or similar

Inclusions

  • 10 Nights Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis 
  • To and Fro Airport/Train Transfers by Coach 
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • TGV Train travel between Paris – Zurich 
  • Train Travel between Zurich – Frankfurt – Amsterdam – Brussels 
  • Eurostar Train Travel between Brussels – London 
  • Sightseeing’s inclusive of entrance fees by coach as stated in the itinerary 

Exclusions
  • Visa & Insurance fees.
  • Airfare and Taxes (Internal airfare wherever applicable)
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above.
  • Any item of personal nature like mini-bar, portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above.

Note
  • 1 EURO = INR 70.. 
  • High Season surcharge applicable. 
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
  • Kindly note that drivers are not guides
  • We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability. 
  • You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost
  • International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs. 
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability 
  • Itineraries are subject to change
  • Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost.
  • Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit you best

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